TJ Smith Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 TJ Smith Stakes. The T J Smith Stakes will be run on Saturday 2nd April at Royal Randwick racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 BALL OF MUSCLE G 5 Joseph Pride
2 BASSETT (NZ) G 3 Mick Price
3 BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir
4 BOSS LANE G 5 Ron Quinton
5 BOUNDING M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
6 BRING ME THE MAID M 4 Ciaron Maher
7 BROOK ROAD M 5 Kris Lees
8 CHAUTAUQUA G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller
10 DELECTATION G 4 Chris Waller
11 DOTHRAKI G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
12 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL F 3 Bjorn Baker
13 ENGLISH F 3 Gai Waterhouse
14 EXOSPHERE C 3 John O’Shea
15 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) G 7 Noel Mayfield-Smith
16 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
17 FELL SWOOP G 4 Matthew Dale
18 FLAMBERGE G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
19 FLASHING SPEED M 4 Anthony Cummings
20 FURNACES C 3 John O’Shea
21 HOLLER C 3 John O’Shea
22 I AM ZELADY M 4 Joseph Pride
23 JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller
24 KEEN ARRAY G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
25 KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
26 KINGLIKE C 3 Peter G Moody
27 KNOYDART G 6 John O’Shea
28 LORD OF THE SKY H 5 Robbie Laing
29 LUCKY HUSSLER G 6 Darren Weir
30 MALAGUERRA G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
31 MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
32 OTTOMAN F 3 John O’Shea
33 OUR BOY MALACHI G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
34 PEEPING M 4 Ron Quinton
35 PINCH RIVER G 4 Robert Heathcote
36 PITTSBURGH FLYER M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope
37 PRESS REPORT M 4 Lee Curtis
38 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller
39 PRIVATE SECRETARY M 6 Gregory Hickman
40 PURITAN G 3 Jason Warren
41 REBEL DANE H 6 Gary Portelli
42 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir
43 SECRET AGENDA F 3 Mick Price
44 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
45 SHIRAZ G 6 Tony McEvoy
46 SPEAK FONDLY F 3 Gai Waterhouse
47 SPIETH (NZ) C 3 Bryce Heys
48 SPILL THE BEANS C 3 Gerald Ryan
49 SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent
50 TERRAVISTA G 6 Joseph Pride
51 THE QUARTERBACK G 5 Robbie Griffiths
52 TIGER TEES (NZ) G 8 Joseph Pride
53 TURBULENT JET G 6 Lee Curtis
54 WINX M 4 Chris Waller


A track gallop on Tuesday will determine whether Australian Guineas winner Palentino takes his place in the Doncaster Mile.

The Darren Weir-trained three-year-old will work out with his Doncaster-bound stablemate Stratum Star to determine whether he joins him in Saturday’s $3 million race at Randwick.

“He galloped on Thursday with Stratum Star and he’s going to gallop with Stratum Star again on Tuesday and we’ll make a decision then,” Weir said.

Palentino beat Tarzino in the Australian Guineas (1600m) on March 5 before being beaten by Tally in the Alister Clark Stakes over 2040m at Moonee Valley on March 18.

Weir hasn’t been put off running by the presence of Winx in the Doncaster.

“You’ve got to take them on at some stage and there’s prize money to eighth,” Weir said.

“They’re two colts and if they get a placing in the Doncaster it’s good for their CV as stallions.”

If Weir decides to run Palentino, the search will be on for a jockey to ride at 49kg.

Glen Boss was approached but has taken the mount on the Ciaron Maher-trained Azkadellia.

“We’ll worry about that if he gallops good enough on Tuesday,” Weir said.

Mark Zahra will ride Stratum Star who carries 55kg.

A Group One winner during the Melbourne spring, Stratum Star ran second in the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield last month before finishing third to He Or She in the Blamey Stakes at Flemington on March 12.

Winx is the odds-on favourite for the Doncaster at $1.90 with Palentino at $15 and Stratum Star at $51.

Winx’s Chris Waller-trained stablemate Kermadec, who won the Doncaster last year as a three-year-old, is the $6 second favourite with First Seal and Happy Clapper both at $11.

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